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Models Changing the Face of Qatar in Ten Years

Msheireb, The Vivid Downtown Doha Project Msheireb Downtown Doha will transform the centre of the capital city, recreating a way of living that is rooted in Qatari culture. Msheireb is the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, that will revive the old commercial district with a new architectural language that is modern, yet inspired by traditional Qatari heritage and architecture – its proportion, simplicity, space, light, layering, ornament and response to cl....

Public Works, Drainage, Roads and Buildings are of Priority

At the present, Qatar is passing through a historical phase featuring constant change, development, improvement, adoption of quality standards in all activities of public life, and completion of building a state of institutions to achieve comprehensive development. We will not be able to host the 2022 World Cup without building roads, modern government environment-friendly buildings and good drainage system. Therefore, these sectors receive special attention by officials. From this standpoint....

Tourism, Huge Investments for the Success of the World Cup

The hotel and hospitality sector is a mainstay in the field of infrastructure and construction. Therefore, the State and the private sector have been working since the announcement of Qatar’s win of the 2022 World Cup hosting, on developing hotel infrastructure to reach more than 60 thousand hotel apartments with investments up to USD 20bn. However, the local tourism industry has witnessed many benefits, leading to an increase in investments in the hotel, the opening of a number of new ....

New Doha International Airport, An Architectural Masterpiece in the Center of the Gulf

To accommodate the travelling tourists and participants in the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has worked to establish a new airport that can accommodate all arrivers. The New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is one of the largest international projects in the field of air traffic, and one of the most large-scale projects that are being implemented in Qatar to serve the 2022 World Cup with a cost exceeding USD 15.5 bn. NDIA, which is a great architectural masterpiece, was designed according to the l....

Railways, Modern Network Changes the Shape of the City

In addition to ports, Qatar thought about establishing a new modern network able to link all stadiums to each other, and link the cities currently being built, such as Lusail, Msheireb, Pearl-Qatar and others. At the end of 2009, the establishment of Qatar Railways Development Company (QRDC), with an estimated capital of about EUR 25 bn, was announced. QRDC is the result of a strategic partnership between Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment, represented by Qatari Rail (51%), and Deutsche Bahn ....

Qatar Infrastructure, On the Path of Development

After shedding light on stadiums, the basic pillar for the organization of the 2022 World Cup is to establish a fully integrated infrastructure, including ports. Therefore, the New Doha Port project is one of the most important development projects taking place in Qatar in the infrastructure sectors, and represents a major step towards realizing Qatar National Vision 2030. Qatar witnesses significant growth, and it is on the verge of implementing large-scale projects in the infrastructure and....

The 2022 FIFA World Cup: Contractors Dreams Turn into Reality

Before 2010, calm was prevailing in the Gulf region but once Qatar has been announced to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the area has turned into a large workshop undertaking mega projects focusing on the infrastructure, including airports, ports, rail, or sports infrastructure such as stadiums, facilities and other. Qatar has embarked on conducting giant studies for universal projects, to say the least, in all the above-mentioned areas. Qatar’s plans to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup inclu....

Qatari Diar, A Major Player in the Global Real Estate

When talking about the real estate sector, we must shed light on Qatari Diar as the real estate arm of the Qatar Investment Authority and has huge investments in Qatar and abroad. Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company (Qatari Diar) was founded in December 2004 with the aim of pushing the growing economic development and organizing the construction sector in Qatar. In all its projects, Qatari Diar seeks to incorporate the local environment with modern lifestyle so as to attract residents ....

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA): Growing Assets

Since its inception in 2005, QIA has set new criteria for the work of sovereign funds in the countries of the region. Though it was neither the largest nor the oldest fund in the Middle East, yet in a few years it has proven to be the most daring in its investments and the most capable of hunting investment opportunities, especially in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis between 2008 and 2009. In this respect, it has drawn on Qatar’s management competencies along with a....

Investment in Petrochemical Industry

The development in the oil and gas industry has contributed to the establishment of the largest base of petrochemical industries in Qatar, as well as the expansion of primary and small industries. Qatar has commenced to implement major plans for expansion and investment in these important industries due to their added value to the national economy. That is, the total Qatari investments in the field of petrochemical industries during the next five years will amount to more than USD12 bn. The M....

Qatar on the World Scene: Ensuring Better Future for the Coming Generations

Since the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2009, as a result of real estate mortgages in the United States of America, Qatar has started to seriously consider diversifying its foreign investments and seize the significant opportunities thereof, especially in the major countries and those attracting investments in the real estate and tourism sectors, such as London and Paris. Therefore, it was necessary to provide, through this guide, an overview on the most important strategies foll....

Natural Resources in the Service of Local Economy

Before talking about the infrastructure and construction, it is necessary to talk about the State's financial resources, which have enabled it to establish unprecedented projects estimated by the government to reach more than USD150 bn during the period between 2010 and 2020. They have been translated in the successive government budgets into reality where the government has allocated about 40% of the State’s budget to the construction sector in recent years. The most important stra....

Major Cities, Mix between the Fragrance of the Past and Present

Doha Doha is the capital of the State of Qatar. It is located in the middle of the east coast of the country on the shore of the Persian Gulf. The government departments, ministries, and financial and commercial institutions are found in Doha. It has a major commercial port and modern airport. Doha is famous for its numerous mosques and modern buildings. It is also adorned with libraries, and most importantly Qatar’s National Library. Al-Jazeera Channel is headquartered in Doha. It is....

Qatar, Pearl of the Gulf

Qatar is an Arab state with Doha as its capital and Islam as its religion. It is the capital of natural gas in the world. Qatar is a prominent minaret in the Persian Gulf as it is located in the heart of the Persian Gulf in the form of a projecting palm in the middle of the sea. Qatar is also characterized by climatic and geographic features which contribute to the formation of the most beautiful pearl in the Gulf countries. During the era of H.H. Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qat....

Qatari Businessmen Association: A Gathering of Elite Companies in the Country

The Qatari Businessmen Association was founded as a professional, independent, non-profit and apolitical organization in accordance with ministerial decision no. 14 for the year 2002 in order to achieve the strategic vision of His Highness the Emir, Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. QBA has been sponsored by HH the Emir to play a pivotal role in the development and progress of the private business sector with what serves its interests; to benefit and develop the components of economic development; ....